Catégorie : Cannabis et santé mentale

Medical cannabis authorization and the risk of cardiovascular events : a longitudinal cohort study, Arsene Zongo et al.,

Medical cannabis authorization and the risk of cardiovascular events : a longitudinal cohort study Arsene Zongo, Cerina Lee, Jason R. B. Dyck, Jihane El‑Mourad, Elaine Hyshka, John G. Hanlon and Dean T. Eurich BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 2021, 21, 426 doi : 10.1186/s12872-021-02229-6   Abstract Background : Cannabis is increasingly used for therapeutic purpose. However, its safety profile is not well known. This study assessed the risk of cardiovascular-related emergency department (ED) visit and hospitalization in adult patients authorized to use medical cannabis in Ontario, Canada from 2014 to 2017. Methods : This is a longitudinal cohort study of patients who received medical cannabis authorization and followedup in [...]

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Real life Experience of Medical Cannabis Treatment in Autism : Analysis of Safety and Efficacy, Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider et al., 2019

Real life Experience of Medical Cannabis Treatment in Autism : Analysis of Safety and Efficacy Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Raphael Mechoulam, Naama Saban, Gal Meiri & Victor Novack Scientific Reports, Nature.com, 2019, 9, 200, 1-7 Doi : 10.1038/s41598-018-37570-y   There has been a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) worldwide. Recently anecdotal evidence of possible therapeutic effects of cannabis products has emerged. The aim of this study is to characterize the epidemiology of ASD patients receiving medical cannabis treatment and to describe its safety and efficacy. We analysed the data prospectively collected as part of the treatment program of [...]

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Current state of evidence of cannabis utilization for treatment of autism spectrum disorders, Rumi Agarwal et al., 2019

Current state of evidence of cannabis utilization for treatment of autism spectrum disorders Rumi Agarwal, Shanna L. Burke and Marlaina Maddux BMC Psychiatry, 2019, 19, 328 Doi : 10.1186/s12888-019-2259-4   Abstract The core symptoms and co-morbidities associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect daily living and quality of life. Existing pharmacological interventions are only able to attenuate some related symptoms but are unable to address the underlying etiologies associated with ASD. Anecdotal evidence, which claims benefit from the use of cannabis to treat symptoms among this population, has been gaining popularity as families seek solutions. This paper analyzed recent peer-reviewed literature to identify the current state of [...]

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The effect of cannabidiol (CBD) on low-frequency activity and functional connectivity in the brain of adults with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Charlotte M Pretzsch et al., 2019

The effect of cannabidiol (CBD) on low-frequency activity and functional connectivity in the brain of adults with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Charlotte M. Pretzsch, Bogdan Voinescu, Maria A. Mendez, Robert Wichers, Laura Ajram, Glynis Ivin, Martin Heasman, Steven Williams, Declan GM Murphy, Eileen Daly and Gráinne M. McAlonan Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2019, Vol. 33, (9), 1141–1148 Doi : 10.1177/0269881119858306   Abstract Background : The potential benefits of cannabis and its major non-intoxicating component cannabidiol (CBD) are attracting attention, including as a potential treatment in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the neural action of CBD, and its relevance to ASD, remains [...]

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Effects of CBD-Enriched Cannabis sativa Extract on Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms: An Observational Study of 18 Participants Undergoing Compassionate Use, Paulo Fleury-Teixeira et al., 2019

Effects of CBD-Enriched Cannabis sativa Extract on Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms : An Observational Study of 18 Participants Undergoing Compassionate Use Paulo Fleury-Teixeira, Fabio Viegas Caixeta, Leandro Cruz Ramires da Silva, Joaquim Pereira Brasil-Neto and Renato Malcher-Lopes Frontiers in Neurology, 2019, volume 10, Article 1146, 1-9. doi : 10.3389/fneur.2019.01145   Autism Spectrum Disorders comprise conditions that may affect cognitive development, motor skills, social interaction, communication, and behavior. This set of functional deficits often results in lack of independence for the diagnosed individuals, and severe distress for patients, families, and caregivers. There is a mounting body of evidence indicating the effectiveness of pure cannabidiol (CBD) and [...]

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Oral Cannabidiol Use in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder to Treat Related Symptoms and Co-morbidities, Dana Barchel et al., 2019

Oral Cannabidiol Use in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder to Treat Related Symptoms and Co-morbidities Dana Barchel, Orit Stolar2, Tal De-Haan, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Naama Saban, Danny Or Fuchs, Gideon Koren and Matitiahu Berkovitch Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2019, volume 9, article 1521, 1-5 Doi : 10.3389/fphar.2018.01521   Objective : Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly exhibit comorbid symptoms such as aggression, hyperactivity and anxiety. Several studies are being conducted worldwide on cannabidiol use in ASD; however, these studies are still ongoing, and data on the effects of its use is very limited. In this study we aimed to report the experience of parents who administer, [...]

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Enquete Cannabis /substitution, Principes Actifs / Psychoactifs / SESSTIM, septembre 2021

« Les associations Principes Actifs et PsychoActif, en lien avec l’équipe de recherche du SESSTIM, réalisent une enquête sur le cannabis comme méthode de substitution aux autres drogues.  https://www.principesactifs.org/enquete-cannabris/   Certains consommateurs de drogues ont fait le choix d’utiliser le cannabis pour réduire leurs consommations, aider au sevrage ou maintenir un traitement de substitution aux opiacés. Nous cherchons à décrire ces pratiques encore peu connues du monde médical et les bénéfices perçus par les usagers. Si vous êtes concerné(e), racontez-nous votre expérience via ce questionnaire et aidez-nous à montrer la réalité de ces pratiques ! Cette enquête est anonyme et prendra environ 15 minutes de votre [...]

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Short and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Emily M. LaFrance et al, 2020,

Short and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Emily M. LaFrance, Nicholas C. Glodosky, Marcel Bonn-Miller, Carrie Cuttler Journal of Affective Disorders, 2020, 274, 298–304 Doi : 10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.132   A B S T R A C T Background : Many individuals use cannabis to manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid system represents a viable target for treating these symptoms. Method : Data from 404 medical cannabis users who self-identified as having PTSD were obtained from Strainprint®, a medical cannabis app that patients use to track changes in symptoms as a function of different strains and doses [...]

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Efficacy and Safety of Cannabidiol Plus Standard Care vs Standard Care Alone for the Treatment of Emotional Exhaustion and Burnout Among Frontline Health CareWorkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. A Randomized Clinical Trial, José Alexandre S. Crippa et al, 2021,

Efficacy and Safety of Cannabidiol Plus Standard Care vs Standard Care Alone for the Treatment of Emotional Exhaustion and Burnout Among Frontline Health CareWorkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. A Randomized Clinical Trial José Alexandre S. Crippa, PhD; AntonioW. Zuardi, PhD; Francisco S. Guimarães, PhD; Alline Cristina Campos, PhD; Flávia de Lima Osório, PhD; Sonia Regina Loureiro, PhD; Rafael G. dos Santos, PhD; José Diogo S. Souza, MD; Juliana Mayumi Ushirohira, MD, MSc; Julia Cozar Pacheco, RPh; Rafael Rinaldi Ferreira, PhD, RPh; Karla Cristinne Mancini Costa, MSc; Davi Silveira Scomparin, MSc; Franciele Franco Scarante, MSc; Isabela Pires-Dos-Santos, VMD; Raphael Mechoulam, PhD; Flávio Kapczinski, PhD; Benedito [...]

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